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Student names: Getting them right on day one
It’s the first day of class in the new school year. You’ve read the names of the kids on your roster. Some of them you know, some are new. Some have...
Controlled-Chaos Classroom Management for Learning Centers
There’s nothing quite like the feeling in the pit of your stomach when an administrator walks into your classroom while some students are sprawled on...
My Japanese-Inspired Math Journal Journey: Promoting Reasoning, Discourse and Coherence
#9 Blog of 2017 Math journals allow students to record mathematical ideas, improve communication skills and build upon previous learning. They serve...
How Do I Safely View A Solar Eclipse?
Xochitl Garcia for Science Friday
This resource was origninally published on Science Friday on July 24, 2017 and has been reposted with their permission. You can find the original...
Anything but Standard
Share My Lesson recognizes that there is more than one set of standards, and that educators teach in different circumstances. Some districts expect...
3 Atypical Tips for New Teachers
Every single summer, lots of teachers start getting the “Sunday night nerves” weeks before classes start back up. Teaching, unlike so many other...
What I learned at TEACH
This was my first AFT TEACH conference, and I’m so overwhelmed with gratitude for the experience. I learned so much from the sessions, particularly...
Tackling Student Engagement
I’ve been teaching for nearly 20 years, and I think I do a pretty good job identifying what students should know and be able to do, what inspires...
An Insider’s Guide: 3 Tips to Help Your Students Rock Their Year
This past year, my daughter, Zoey, began middle school in the building where I teach. Never in my life have I been so nervous. I’ve always been...
Moving Beyond Multiple Choice: Alternative Assessment Strategies
Hopefully you recognize this multiple-choice item as an invalid assessment! There is no single “best” way to assess student learning. The answer...
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